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post #31 of 45 Old 11-02-2018, 11:08 PM
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It is the same as schools. We don't have INDOOR schools in California, we have OUTDOOR schools. It doesn't snow here..
No indoor school? Isn't that a little uncomfortable for the professors? I would revolt if I was a parent...or move somewhere the school district can afford a building! Jeez.

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We also don't have turnout. We have barbed wire pasture with no grass or stalls (read, box stall with a run). So now that that terminology is cleaned up.
Wait, barbed wire? The picture used pipe for the outdoor run...are you saying your horse is in an area that small in barbed wire??? OMG
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post #32 of 45 Old 11-02-2018, 11:10 PM
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^^I had to google, lol. It means "if you ask me"
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If you ask me.
Thanks for clearing that up y'all!! My mind was going in a totally different direction
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post #33 of 45 Old 11-02-2018, 11:15 PM
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As was mine before I googled, LOL
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post #34 of 45 Old 11-03-2018, 12:24 AM
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I’m just happy when my mind is moving...then a touch of inside leg to outside hand I can persuade it in the right direction.
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post #35 of 45 Old 11-03-2018, 10:20 AM
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I think understanding what an OP means (terminology) is very important when a lot of the discussions they start involve health problems that can be a direct result or certainly strongly affected by the horse's living conditions.

Just winging it is not a plan
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post #36 of 45 Old 11-03-2018, 10:48 AM
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I’m just happy when my mind is moving...then a touch of inside leg to outside hand I can persuade it in the right direction.
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post #37 of 45 Old 11-03-2018, 01:16 PM
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I should not have used abbreviations. my bad.
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post #38 of 45 Old 11-03-2018, 02:04 PM
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No indoor school? Isn't that a little uncomfortable for the professors?...


Just a historical note from someone fascinated by history:


Riders ask "How?" Horsemen ask "Why?"
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post #39 of 45 Old 11-03-2018, 03:58 PM
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I'd be pretty pleased with 60s it means you're in the right level. Room for improvement but clear grasp of the concepts.

Let me know when you get to join the 49% club. It happens to all of us on those rides that are just this side of a DQ. Usually pretty memorable. I can remember mine where I got 3 consecutive 2's for bucking and then a 9 directly following for our canter depart. I believe the comment was "shocking recovery" every now and again I go back and look at the test because it was so so funny.

In some sense we show for the scores, but eventually in order to kill show nerves you have to walk in to the ring with the thought "I am here to ride whatever horse that appears underneath me irregardless of how the warmup went" and maybe constantly whispering to yourself as you blow another simple "I don't care. I don't care. I don't care.". I love to show
I really miss it, but I don't much remember the scores, I remembe galloping out the horse the night before, I remember going into the warmup with a good friend, I remember camping at the showgrounds wrapped in a horse blanket, I remember thunderstorm braiding with Rocket, I remember my trainers grin when we got the insane 17hh TB into the ring for the first time (that was quite the triumph) even if we got DQ'ed two minutes later. The experience is the culmination of a winter of conditioning and shoeing and diet and grooming- and sink or swim it's fun.

Is your mare still colicking everyday? Hopefully she is doing a lot better to be out showing, since it is a super stressful environment. I've had horses that were not prone to colicking have a minor case in a new stall at a new place. And it has to be monitored pretty closely, especially a high strung TB.


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post #40 of 45 Old 11-19-2018, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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@lostastirrup , I've discussed this in another thread but we found out there was never any colic. The trip to the hospital and the colics that we had for a week were all tie-ups, the common denominator being turnout. When I stopped putting her in the arena to run with the young mare and regulated her exercise to the hotwalker and handwalking, or arena time without other horses present, they stopped altogether. Adding the vitamin e and selenium also helped a ton.


I think that the connection between my horse being a tb and high strung is the wrong one. Just because she is a thoroughbred does not automatically mean she is anxious or excitable. She is neither. We have her diet under control now and feedxl has helped a ton, but she remains incredibly quiet and focused. Her personality is the LEAST "thoroughbredy" i've ever come across.
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